Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Woods with light filtering in © Bob Conway
© Bob Conway

Nearly all of this property was designated a priority habitat of state-listed rare species, which is why Mass Audubon collaborated with public and private conservation organizations, as well as private landowners, to protect and manage this sanctuary. Wandering through pine forest on old carriage roads and deer paths, you may encounter a roosting Great Horned Owl or a wading heron at the marsh edge. Read more >

Sanctuary News & Events

PoL Certified Service Enterprise seal

We can't even begin to articulate the importance of our Great Neck volunteers. That's why we're proud to announce that we were recently designated as a Certified Service Enterprise by the Points of Light Institute!

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School & Group Programs

Great Neck offers programs for schools, scout groups, organizations, adults, and families. Programs are offered both at the sanctuary and at your site. Learn more

Explore Our Trails

Two people walking

Explore 4 miles of trails that wander through pine forest on old carriage roads and look for a great horned owl along the way. Learn More